Prof. Dr. Adriana Allen

Adriana Allen is Professor of Development Planning and Urban Sustainability at the Bartlett Development Planning Unit at University College London, where she leads the research cluster on Environmental Justice, Urbanisation and Resilience (EJUR) and the practice-based component of the MSc in Environment and Sustainable Development (ESD). Originally trained as an urban planner in Argentina, she specialised over the years in the fields of urban environmental governance and political ecology. Adriana has over 30 years of international experience in research, postgraduate teaching and consultancy undertakings in over 20 countries across the Global South. Through the lens of water, land, food and risk, her work looks at the interface between everyday city-making practices and planned interventions and their capacity to generate transformative spaces, places and social relations. Her most recent books include: Untamed Urbanisms (2015), Environmental Justice and Resilience in the Global South (2017) and Urban Water Trajectories (2017).